Am I guilty of stepping out of the so-called 'conventional' box because I prefer to listen to my vinyl with my receiver set to 7.1 channels rather than stereo (2 speaker standard), thereby utilizing all seven speakers in a surround-sound setting? Does this buck conventional standards -- whatever this might be if it even exists -- is there a "purist" way of listening to vinyl both in terms of the past in it's technological limitations and the present with it's over-powered pre-amps, hi-end speakers, and all-in-one audio receivers? Is this sacrilege? Or, is it accepted in modern-day ? I justify my choice because of budgetary constraints along with liking it. I can't afford the hi-end tube pre-amp and hi-end receiver I've dreamt of in order to power two exceptional hi-end speakers (that I also dream of). Think Devore speakers; you only need two angled at you! So I came up with other means of "hi-fidelity" or audio immersion. Btw, I tried to just use the two speakers but it's just not as satisfying.